Georgetown Cupcake founders (and sisters) Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are big believers in supporting our troops. Since 2010, the bakery has continued its annual “Operation Cupcake” – a partnership with the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – in which they send 10,000 cupcakes to U.S. troops serving abroad each December.

“At its core, Georgetown Cupcake is about spreading happiness,” the founders agree, “and that feeling of happiness means a lot to our customers.”

Production has grown steadily since 2008 when the sisters opened their first retail store in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. A year later, the co-owners opened a shipping facility near Dulles Airport. Today, they have six locations in Georgetown, Bethesda, Maryland, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Georgetown Cupcake also ships its cupcakes nationwide.

“We have ingredients coming in every day, batter is being made, eggs being cracked, all in an organized process to bake the cupcakes efficiently, frost them efficiently and pack them efficiently. Every step of the way, where we can be more efficient and save time and optimize the process, that helps us run our business better,” Berman told The Wall Street Journal.

Katherine Kallinis Berman, originally hailing from Canada, recently became a U.S. citizen. Georgetown Cupcake provided 450 cupcakes for America’s newest citizens after they took the Oath of Allegiance at the Hylton Performance Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia.

“I don’t think we could have done it anywhere except for in America. This country has given us the opportunity to fulfill our American Dream,” Katherine Kallinis Berman says about their bakery’s success.